Cajun Spiced Beef Bolar Blade Roast

By Country News


1.2 kg beef bolar blade roast

2 tbsp Cajun seasoning

2 small sweet potatoes, scrubbed, cut into wedges

250 g green beans, trimmed

3 truss tomatoes, cut into wedges

1 large avocado, diced

1/3 cup sour cream

Zest and juice of 1 lemon, plus extra wedges to serve

Parsley leaves, to serve


Preheat a barbecue with all burners on to 180ºC.

Lightly spray beef with oil and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning to coat. Season with salt and pepper.

Place beef in centre of barbecue (could also cook in a roasting dish) and turn burners directly under it off. Leave remaining burners on to conduct and circulate heat around beef.

Close lid and cook beef for 50 minutes for rare, 65 minutes for medium and 75 minutes for well done. Remove beef, cover loosely with foil and rest for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing.

Meanwhile, lightly spray sweet potato with oil, season and cook on the barbecue for 10 to 15 minutes or until tender.

Combine beans, tomato and avocado in a bowl. Season.

Combine sour cream, lemon zest and juice in a screw top jar. Season.

Drizzle half the dressing over salad.

Serve sliced beef with sweet potatoes, salad, remaining dressing, lemon wedges and parsley.


To cook the roast in the oven, pre-heat oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan-forced).

Place beef in oven and cook for 50 to 65 minutes, basting occasionally with pan juices, until cooked to your liking. Remove from pan, cover loosely with foil and set aside to rest for 20 minutes.

For ease and accuracy use a meat thermometer.

Check temperature when estimated cooking time is up — 60ºC, 65ºC to 70ºC for medium and 75ºC for well done.

You could also use a beef topside, oyster blade or round roast for this recipe; cooking time will be the same.

Leftover sliced beef would make a delicious sandwich, roll or wrap the next day, just add some mustard, lettuce and tomato.

Source: Australian Beef